Preview | Swansea City U21s v Bristol City U21s

4th May
Ben Lloyd and Josh Thomas celebrate

Swansea City Under-21s take on Bristol City in their penultimate Professional Development League fixture of the season on Friday evening at Landore. (6pm kick-off).

Entry for this fixture is free, and supporters are permitted on site from 5pm. 

The Swans are unbeaten on home turf since November, and the age-grade side recently bounced back from two consecutive away defeats with a dominant 4-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

A play-off spot was put out of reach for the Swans on Bank Holiday Monday, as Bristol City clinched a 2-0 win over Crewe Alexandra to secure a place of their own.

In the reverse fixture, Tarrelle Whittaker's strike wasn't enough to earn a share of the spoils as a brace from Sam Bell ensured the three points for the Robins.


Pre-match views

Coach Joe Roberts: "We've had two real positive results in the last two weeks, and we want to carry that on until the end of the season.

"We'll be playing under the lights which is quite nice for us, and leading up to the game we'll carry on what we do on the training pitch.

"They're a tough side, and they're up there in the table but we've played some real quality football over the last seven games, and that's what our main focus will be on Friday night."


Previous meeting - January 17, 2022

Lincoln Mcfayden

Swansea City 2 Bristol City 2

Swansea City Under-23s fought back from two goals down to earn a draw against Bristol City when they last hosted the Robins in the Professional Development League.

The Swans extended their unbeaten start to 2022 with a third draw from three games.

The Robins netted a goal at the start of each half, but two goals in the space of two minutes from Sam Leverett and Jaden Forrester earned a point for the Swans.

The hosts fell behind after just 12 minutes, a short corner allowing Tommy Conway to be picked out in the box for a simple finish.

Four minutes after the break, Bristol City would double their lead, Sam Bell being sent through to fire into the Swansea net.

However, Leverett pulled one back for the Swans just five minutes later, cutting in onto his left foot and hitting a fantastic curling effort in off the post.

And just one minute later the Swans were level, Lincoln Mcfayden finding Forrester in the box, who converted his fourth goal in as many games.

Mcfayden had the chance to put the Swans ahead with five minutes to go, Ben Lloyd putting in an excellent cross for the left back, but he couldn’t get a strong enough contact on the ball as it ended even.

Swansea City U23s: Jamie Searle, Joe Thomas, Jacob Jones, Azeem Abdulai (Rio Campbell 89’), Cameron Evans (captain), Trialist, Tarrelle Whittaker (Ben Lloyd 74’), Sam Leverett, Jaden Forrester, Cameron Congreve, Lincoln Mcfayden.

Unused subs: Scott Butler, Nico Hansen, Joel Cotterill, Rio Campbell.